PAN 350 (office)
mgabriel @ physics.umn.edu
My research interests are neutrino oscillations, searches for sterile neutrinos, mass hierarchy and octant problems.
I am currently involved in NOvA and MINOS/MINOS+ experiments.
Both NOvA and MINOS+ are long baseline neutrino experiments, utilizing the Fermilab NuMI muon neutrino beam. Both experiments consist of two functionally identical tracking calorimeter detectors to study neutrino flux. The Near detector is located 100 m underground at Fermilab for both experiments. The NOvA Far detector is located on the surface at the Ash River Laboratory in Northern Minnesota, 810 km away from the source, while MINOS+ Far detector is located 714 m underground in the Soudan mine in Northern Minnesota, 735 km away from the source. The goal is to measure NuMI neutrino beam energy and flavor composition with two detectors over the long baseline.